[whatwg] What exactly is contentEditable for?
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Aug 26 02:34:26 PDT 2005
On Fri, 26 Aug 2005, Matthew Raymond wrote:
> So, effectively, what you're saying about <textarea accept="text/html">
> is the following:
> 1) The HTML in a <textarea> is unstyled (at least unstyled by the parent
> document) unless styles or stylesheets are specified within the
> <textarea> contents.
There is no defined rendering for <textarea>. The UA would be perfectly
within its rights to interpret the contents of such an element and style
it using the styles of the containing document.
> 2) There is no way to use the DOM to manipulate the contents of the
> <textarea> without using a proprietary UA interface.
Sure, you could do something like:
my DOM = document.createElement('div');
DOM.innerHTML = textarea.value;
// ...manipulate DOM...
textarea.value = DOM.innerHTML;
...or some such.
> The simple fact of the matter is that, with the version of HTML5 you
> currently propose, there is no way to submit HTML in the DOM without
That is certainly true, yes. I'm not sure why this is a problem, though.
The scripting is simple, and would only be an insignificannt part of the
actual scripting involved in writing an editing UI using contentEditable.
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